Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle in the French Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. 275 years later the Valle Mining Company's 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and generates
14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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Enjoy the Outdoors in So Many Ways

Call or text first: 573-631-6875

Everybody is busy, especially on weekends, so downloading many o four Rates from home can be a time-saver. Just some Activities can include:

Day Permit: To bring a guest, Seasonal Members may use the Drop Box. Any seasonal permit holder can bring any guest. The Drop Box (the mail slot) is located at 14116 Valles Mines School Road across from the Gen. Store/History Museum buildings.

No Permit Yet: Call FIRST or text a couple of days in advance (573-631-6875). Then visit the old General Store/ Lost History Museum at 14115 Valles Mines School Road to buy one.

Camping is subject to availability. Exceptions include
  • "Not available during rifle deer season" and
  • "No camping in the Smelter Chimney EVER!"